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Dental Assistant Schools in Alabama

There are ten Alabama schools offering dental assistant programs. 315 students graduated from programs at Alabama dental assistant schools in 2010. 165 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 150 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 274 students graduate from dental assistant programs in this state per year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from dental assistant programs. More specifically, 150 students graduated with dental assistant certificates and 165 with an associate's level degree.

Ten dental assistant schools are in this state. And out of these, while seven schools are public, three schools are private. While public dental assistant school tuition varies from $3,270 to $3,570, tuition at a private dental assistant school varies from $12,495 to $24,060.

Average tuition for dental assistant programs is $4,656. The highest tuition for dental assistant programs, which is $24,060 each year, is at the Tri-State Institute, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $3,270 each year, is at George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville.

Schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees for students pursing dental assistant.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

On average, 274 students graduate from dental assistant programs in this state per year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from dental assistant programs. More specifically, 150 students graduated with dental assistant certificates and 165 with an associate's level degree.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 82
  • Certificate 2007: 67
  • Certificate 2008: 68
  • Certificate 2009: 269
  • Certificate 2010: 150
  • Associate 2006: 136
  • Associate 2007: 138
  • Associate 2008: 165
  • Associate 2009: 147
  • Associate 2010: 165

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Alabama

Alabama schools offer a total of 14 programs in dental assisting. Of these programs, close to 64.3% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Alabama

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 5

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18380
  • 25th Percentile: 23240
  • Median: 30250
  • 75th Percentile: 34900
  • 90th Percentile: 37980

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 23920
  • Median Salary 2007: 25680
  • Median Salary 2008: 27510
  • Median Salary 2009: 28880
  • Median Salary 2010: 30250
  • Total Employed 2006: 2870
  • Total Employed 2007: 2800
  • Total Employed 2008: 2880
  • Total Employed 2009: 2910
  • Total Employed 2010: 2850

Alabama vs National Dental Assistant Employment

Alabama vs National Dental Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Alabama: 0.969% (2850)

Dental Assistant Schools in Alabama

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1. James H Faulkner State Community College

1900 US Hwy 31 S
Bay Minette, AL 36507-2698
(251) 580-2100

James H Faulkner State Community College is located in Bay Minette, AL. It offers two programs in dental assisting. Out of those, this college offers students one dental assistant certificate and one associate's level degree in dental assisting. This college is a public 2-year institution. This medium-sized college ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Alabama.

2. The Tri-State Institute

100 London Pkwy Ste 150
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 940-7800x4911

The Tri-State Institute offers one program in dental assisting and it is in Birmingham, Alabama, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 226 students seek degrees in nine programs at this school, overall. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering dental assisting.

3. Fortis College - Montgomery

3736 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109
(334) 272-3857

Fortis College-Montgomery is near the center of the city and it offers one program in dental assisting. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This very small school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering programs in dental assisting.

4. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108-3199
(334) 420-4200

H Councill Trenholm State Technical College, which is near the center of the city, is in Montgomery, AL. This school offers two dental assistant programs. Of those, this school offers one certificate in dental assisting to students and one associate's level degree in dental assisting. Overall, 1,758 students pursue degrees in 55 H Councill Trenholm State Technical College programs. In terms of enrollment, it ranks seventh in the state of Alabama.

5. Fortis College - Mobile

3590 Pleasant Valley Rd
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 344-1203x3111

Fortis College-Mobile is 6.0 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one program in dental assisting. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this very small school is the second largest institution in the state of Alabama offering dental assisting.

6. Community College of the Air Force

100 S Turner Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36114-0011
(334) 649-5000

Community College of the Air Force, which is near the center of the city, is in Montgomery, AL and this college offers one dental assistant program. Overall, 0 students seek degrees in 63 Community College of the Air Force programs. It is the largest institution in the state of Alabama offering dental assisting.

7. Lawson State Community College - Birmingham

3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221-1717
(205) 925-2515

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham offers one program in dental assisting and this college is 7.0 miles from the heart of downtown. 4,863 students seek degrees in 51 Lawson State Community College-Birmingham programs, overall. It ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Alabama.

8. John C Calhoun State Community College

6250 U S Highway 31 N
Tanner, AL 35671
(256) 306-2500

John C Calhoun State Community College offers two programs in dental assisting. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in dental assisting and one dental assistant degree at the associate's level. This college, which is just a few miles from Tanner, is in a rural setting. This community college is one of 23 community colleges in Alabama. This college is the third biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering dental assisting.

9. George C Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

801 Main St NW
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
(256) 352-8000

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville is located in Hanceville, Alabama, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in dental assisting. Out of those, this college offers one certificate in dental assisting to students and one associate's level degree in dental assisting. 6,371 students pursue degrees in 60 programs at this college, overall. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering dental assisting.

10. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown and UAB offers one program in dental assisting. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering dental assisting.